Lawyers for The Game and 40 Glocc were directed Wednesday to provide written arguments to a judge on whether action should be taken that could lead to a default judgment against one of the rappers for allegedly pointing a gun at the other and watching while his entourage beat the plaintiff.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Brugera’s final decision could have an impact on whether the dispute between the two performers will go to trial before her or end with a default judgment against The Game.
Lawyers for 40 Glocc maintain that Judge Amy Hogue ordered The Game to pay about $20,000 in attorneys’ fees in September 2013. The expenses were to compensate their client for legal work on a motion decided earlier in the case, and The Game’s failure to turn over the money means the rapper’s answer to the complaint should be stricken and the default process begun, according to 40 Glocc’s attorneys.
The Game’s lawyer, Lonnie Brandon, said his client may be able to pay the fees in two months.
Brugera said she is concerned that a ruling in favor of The Game could give the impression he could “thumb his nose at the system,” but the judge said she still wanted to see briefs from both sides written as proposed decisions.
The 40-year-old plaintiff, whose real name is Lawrence White, alleges that he was leaving a party in Hollywood on July 7, 2012, when he heard someone say, “Turn up, ‘N word.”‘
The suit filed in October 2012 alleges that The Game — whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor — aimed a gun at 40 Glocc’s head and cocked it as he tried to run away, but tripped. He claims he pleaded with The Game not to shoot him, and the defendant, now 35, tried to hit him with the butt of the gun but missed.
About 10 men with The Game, some pointing guns, began beating 40 Glocc and told him that if he fought back they would “end it right now,” the suit alleges.
The plaintiff did not resist for fear of his life, and eventually his assailants stopped their attack, according to his court papers, which state that The Game later posted two online videos of the beating that he and some of the men with him recorded.
The Game alleges his actions were in self-defense and that 40 Glocc has been threatening and harassing him for years.
— City News Service